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Graphic by Michael Storc

On an overcast Christmas morning, I made a frantic call from the Cedars-Sinai emergency room to my friend Jerry.

I asked him to be with me as I thought we might be losing Bruce. Jerry arrived shortly and within minutes a do...

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Outliving My Father

The descriptions of his decline, in whispered calls from back home, had a dreadfully familiar feel to them. Weight loss at a frightful pace. Losing interest in the world. Suddenly looking very old indeed. Most gay men of a certain age have heard thos...

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A Hero Passes: Kiyoshi Kuromiya (1943-2000)

On May 21, I did something I hadn't done in a long time: I went to a memorial service. It had been a while for me. Funerals seem rare in the age of protease. Even so, I attended a memorial service for a remarkable man. Kiyoshi Kuromiya had died two w...